Category: Modern First Editions

THE LIFE OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE Author of "Jane Eyre", "Shirley", "Villette", &c. Stock code: 14008

Author / Artist:

Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn


London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1857


First edition. Two volumes. Beautifully by Bayntun of Bath in full red morocco. Each volume with five raised bands and titles in gilt to the spine. Gilt ruled borders to the upper and lower panels and double ruled inner dentelles with decorative corners. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Housed in a fleece lined red buckram, silk pull slipcase. 8vo. Vol I: 352pp; Vol II: 327pp. Engraved frontispiece and half title to each volume. A lovely fine copy, the bindings clean, square and tight and without fading. The contents with a faded, barely visible ink name to the half titles are otherwise clean and bright throughout.




A lovely example of the first edition biography of Charlotte Bronte.